Professor Nirmala Gopal and Ms Nomakhosi Sibisi

Criminology Academics Problematise Gender-Based Violence during South Africa’s Lockdown

Criminology academics in UKZN’ School of Applied Human Sciences Professor Nirmala Gopal and Ms Nomakhosi Sibisi participated in the inaugural Annual International Symposium on Victim Assistance, Assisting Victims of Crime – Best Practices from Around the World. The virtual conference was hosted by the Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. Gopal and Sibisi presented their

Professor Nirmala Gopal was part of the National Skills Authority webinar series.

Humanities Academic part of National Skills Authority Webinar

Criminology academic Professor Nirmala Gopal of the School of Applied Human Sciences was part of the National Skills Authority (NSA) webinar series on Covid-19: Impact on Education, Skills Development and Training co-hosted by the Mail & Guardian newspaper.

Dr Patrick Bashizi Bashige Murhula and Professor Shanta B Singh

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Gender-Based Violence: A Global Review

Around the world, there has been concern about the rise in the number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases as governments have placed their citizens under lockdown to avoid the spread of COVID-19. According to the United Nations Policy Brief (2020) on COVID-19, GBV is increasing exponentially due to economic and social stress, coupled with restricted